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find out what's really happening to the global economy cause a report on our. violence on turkey's streets sign overweighting arrive police again use to get send water cannon against anti-government protesters who are reading for in line tonight while prime minister ed on refuses to address the demonstrators demands. you know the stories that show you this week private bradley manning accused of leaking u.s. military documents of faces a possible life sentence as he goes before when army court to we look at how washington destroys attempts to unveil its secrets. the trial comes as a fresh bombshell drops of revealing the massive scale of u.s. surveillance with documents of proving the government has been secretly collecting people's phone records and spying on their online activities. and
think before you tweet to police in britain are being accused of crossing the line a with an increasing number of arrests will comments on social media. is zero one zero zero pm here in the russian capital you live with us on our t. for the weekly with me to bomb with say let's take a look we start in turkey where security forces again use force against the protests that have been raging for over a week across the country tear gas and water cannon were deployed as saddam's march in turkey's chub major cities you find the prime minister's call for an immediate stop of to the unrest istanbul remains the most of rest of the city protesters started there as. an environmental campaign and has spiraled into the biggest anti
government live in decades violence erupted in several areas of the city overnight with card numbers surging to their highest say in the capital ankara where the clashes near the u.s. embassy and gets returned to the central square thousands of demonstrators gathered to demand an end to everyone's rule ours is in reno the loucheux has been following the week of turmoil and reports from istanbul. a then. i felt that i was hit so i put my hand up to go took it away there was blood gushing down my hands everywhere i saw my friend and asked him to get me out of the so he put me in a taxi i don't remember what happened next because i passed out i woke up in hospital where i stayed for the next day. photo journalist ahmed sheikh was there when the peaceful protests spiraled into knoll out standoff between the police and protesters in taksim square more than forty seven hundred people are said to have
been injured during clashes with police over the past week with amnesty international calling for an investigation into how the turkish police handled the protest rallies spread to squares and parks all over the country by then the message was no longer just about the trains. i will go on to have they change their plans about the park and give us our freedoms. earlier i think that there. but the prime minister knew exactly who he wanted to blame for the ever growing protest movement there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lived there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now according to the thousands and give the park are looters and alcoholics being spurred on by foreign spies who infiltrated crowds of demonstrators to spread dissent among the turks reportedly fifteen foreigners were arrested for their alleged role in the protests. i know what he's thinking when he says what he does
he wants to show that he's still got power to those who support him but he doesn't know what to do with the protest as large as they were for the first couple of days the demonstrations went to ignored by the turkish media. from c.n.n. international the old protectors you get the polies the people and the new c.n.n. turk there is there was a documentary. it's. actually it's the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels the international channels sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international attendance it's unfair to the people at this point the protests are so huge they're impossible to ignore pretty much just like the barricades that people continue to build a lot over the city to keep the police out and gets everyone insists that the destruction of the park will continue to go on as planned and that leads one to
wonder what exactly is in the future for the turkish prime minister with his seeming disregard to the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people in istanbul and in r.t. . human rights groups and foreign governments are rush to condemn how turkish police are dealt with the protesters however reports suggest some of those countries were actually supplying turkey with the tear gas that the security forces use let's take a look here in the past twelve years turkey's imports of tear gas and pepper spray has grown fifty times more than six hundred tons now uncle has a spend more than twenty one million dollars doing that and the country that's a question the most is the u.s. not a stranger to selling tear gas and other crowd controlling munitions to places rocked by protests including egypt and tunisia despite the violent protests turkey's
a ruling party has rejected all calls for snap election prime minister everyone has taken a combative stance of dismissing the demonstrations as the opposition's attempted to topple the government accusing the protesters of looting and vandalism foreign policy expert barbara slaven a senior fellow at the atlantic council says i don't want to position is damaging turkey's image as a model of islamic democracy. so far i don't think he's doing a very good job and this is a huge blow to him personally to his image and also to the turkish model which he has been touting around the middle east as something that arab countries should emulate he wants to change the constitution to create a sort of imperial presidency and then run for two terms as president this kind of behavior is alienating people who are religious as well as those who are secular so i think he's taking a big a big risk by deepening the divide among turks and he really should i think quit
while he's ahead because obviously the longer he's there the more people even people who are predisposed to like him at the beginning begin to tire of his manner of governing he's somebody who lectures who sermonize is he doesn't listen very well in my experience and i think this is really not a good model for a country that purports to be a modern islamic democracy we keeping an eye on events unfolding in turkey gathering eyewitnesses that calms an expert opinion for you on our website go to our home for live updates a timeline of the protests and the most dramatic footage. the stakes are high at the court martial of bradley manning accused of leaking
sensitive military data to the whistle blowing web site and weiqi leaks the soldiers charged with aiding the enemy and if found guilty faces life in jail archies marine upon my expose now the u.s. government's attempts to silence those who feel they have to speak out. the military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been imprisoned and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one percent of that manning pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges he faces
the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear day anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the times in whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was making the world a better place he's in no way a time american and has never expressed any american sentiments in any way in fact he's always said that he is and was driven by this sort of sense of patriotism and prosecutors however are pursuing a court martial on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julia songe addressed washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that president is allowed to be erected it will be interesting things for a story. it means it's a potential death penalty for any person in the military speaking to
a journalist about a sensitive matter secondly it also embroils the journalist and the publication in that strain of communicating what they would say to the enemy and therefore making them susceptible as well to the espionage act which also has capital offenses and that is part of the. us but latter part is part of the us attorney. very. broadly we hope this letter finds you healthy and strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower leaked seven thousand government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred ninety one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than four decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark call it a war on truth telling truth telling specifically about truth the government
doesn't want her. truth about government crimes or law but the public needs to know. if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under president obama just to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house according to new york. r.t. . and the ranks of prosecuted whistleblower was in the u.s. army about to grow even larger national security agency is pushing for a criminal probe into the league that revealed to the scale of its top secret surveillance program earlier this week british and u.s. papers published a link to a court order that authorized the collection of all phone records from one of america's major phone companies for that is closures uncovered the existence of
a program code named prism that they granted to you was agents access to e-mails videos documents and other material from its these nine internet giants the massive scale of the spying cause the outrage at home and abroad president obama defended the methods of citing national security needs i've been a lender is a fellow at the independent institute and says such policies are against the founding principles of the united states. i think this is a real violation of the u.s. constitution even the democrats are saying well this is legal it's been checked out by congress. but that's doesn't wash when it violates the direct prison provisions of the u.s. constitution which state that any warrant can't be a general warrant in other words they can't go mining for things which is what they're doing and also there has to be probable cause that there's been
a crime committed well every citizen in america can't be. suspected of being a criminal now they're say they're not listening into the conversations via the conversations but the constitution doesn't say anything about that it just says if it's a search and this is a search and it's clearly unconstitutional even though the patriot act which is unconstitutional portions of it. ok's it so i think it's a very bad thing and also this other program that goes that actually does capture the content of e-mails photos that sort of thing on people overseas also captures americans as well. coming up later in the program they call it a death in the sky. there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles or triple a warzone most americans never get to see we witness evidence of a you were throwing strikes in pakistan and speaking exclusively to the victims of
the attacks. and president putin is set to become also should be single after he announces his thirty years of marriage are over. the brutal murder of a soldier in will issue inflamed millions of conversations in the social media but some of the online chats resulted in legal hurdles use of comments have led to arrests across the bridge and many worry the law is becoming overzealous in hunting down internet users. investigates we trust our officers with a baton we trust some of the sere sprit and yet for some reason we can't cross the literature in the wake of the recent willetts murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets it was the latest clear sign that police were placing social media in a way they never have before twitter might be new police territory but their
actions tread a fine line already some unfamiliar with the legal ramifications of their tweets felt the full force of the law was one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aden look he tweeted he deserves to be shot dead alongside a picture of a bullet two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you cross the line looking back on their. work or seeing him through his time go think of. you. they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by r.t.
show a steadily rising number of prosecutions in britain under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts within the police service and with another public sectors but it really is more of both leadership and technology the technology needs to change absolutely fundamentally one needs to change is the attitude that leaders have towards social media many see as a huge risk what they feel to recognise is the fantastic opportunities and to really display the great skills great problem solving skills and a great never service new guidelines to be made final by the criminal prosecution service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of social media leaving british law fighting to catch up many in the legal profession a warning that social media users now need to tread very carefully sara firth r.t. london i'll be back with more news or shortly after this break.
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was. welcome back you're watching r t. you was a drone strike has killed at least seven people in pakistan's tribal region of was that a stunt no information has been released about the victims now this as the to the grimmest statistics of america's drone war in pakistan almost nine hundred civilians have died in the attacks so that supposedly only tall good terrorists and all those georgia of that is two hundred are reportedly children the number of
strikes has also shoppy risen since june broke obama's term six times more than under his predecessor are just a careful look said who exactly is getting caught in the crossfire of the drug war . the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage in a week under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean a lot was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple
villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling bored to death is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean a lawyer says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and that if i did it in the name arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader they should know who they're killing what did we do to deserve this. this is in my. own arctic it's a question echoed by nec buff dar who lost part of his hearing his short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it
a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these four smuggled two islamic body from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by norbu a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drones especially on children disturbing images of the living and the dead for nor its
personal. enemies. whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shut is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why didn't in the conflict you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the complete . of course this is make me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's the target of all this on. us.
when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see caffein of r.t. pakistan the latest joint strike comes just days after pakistan's newly not great to prime minister call for an immediate end to the on the fly thing continued attacks completely undermine the authority of the government says a retired three star general thomas and. pakistan has been protesting and politically it has a very negative fallout in pakistan and it fuels militancy what exactly is happening is that although it may have certain tactical advantage in the sense that you know if pakistan does not have control then the drones at least some to some extent may contain the militants but on the political side it lowers the image of
their state in the eyes of its people it makes them feel helpless and then it also ruins the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan when it comes to the use of drones the americans have given the responsibility of using the drones to the cia as far as pakistan is concerned where is the rest of the countries apart from you your men have been given to the pentagon and they have also said that they would use that very discreetly but in the state of pakistan and afghanistan i think they don't even want to own it want to talk of using it you know discreetly later today we talked to a professor named chomsky who believes america is taking a flight of fire with fire policy a bit in fun here's a preview. a drone strike terror weapon we don't talk about it but it is just imagine if you're walking down the street and you don't know whether
in five minutes. there's going to be an explosion across the street. from some place way up in the sky that you can see. somebody will be killed and whoever else is around will be killed and. maybe you'll maybe you'll be injured if you're there that's just a terror weapon that terrorizes. alleges region is huge areas affects the most massive terror campaign going on long. president vladimir putin has revealed that his marriage is over ending months of speculation about his private life the confession came in a joint interview with his wife on russian state television the way they called it an amicable split but you have been married for thirty years and have two daughters
revelation to the public by surprise as buddy revision has usually been secretive about his private life but. there's more on that story on our website also very of fifteen cent increase in public transport to get visas because of syria's friday night protests in brazil with pretties having to resort to tear gas and rubber bullets to see more of the unrest and all for a gallery. and some various blues with the spanish parliament of public protests or puts a stop to discounters from little for lawmakers leaving them with only beer wine and coffee there's a cartoonist take on the story. write to the u.s. president has warned the chinese leader against continued large scale faffed of american intellectual properties through hacker attacks the pair wrapped up a two day summit in california but the smiles and handshakes has failed to smooth the roll over cyber espionage your political analyst to william f.
angles as washington lectures a beijing while being the aggressor in the first place. the u.s. is probably the number one cyber warfare force on the planet right now and china is probably playing a defensive game but i don't i don't think the site i think that's a red herring issue right now it's zion by a washington by the obama administration to put pressure on china at a time when the u.s. is doing just that with the so-called asia pivot which is really a china pivot that obama announced in australia back in two thousand and eleven to redirect the american military force posture toward japan with a missile defense which is directly against china towards supporting japan on the the diode you i don't dispute in the south china sea which is very critical for china's access to potential mineral best mineral resources. all right in a couple of minutes our team best against the reasons for hunger in africa and
gains from it. the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plan to do so like punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted from the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for